Sacramento Ethnic Community Survey
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Interview of Billie (Tiny) Moore By Thomas D. Norris
August 9, 1983
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3 m 20
Introduction by interviewer.
Early life in Texas. First
Early musical c ar eer , 1 930' s«
Joins Bob Wills' band in Texas,
Performing with Bob Wills in the
Bob Wills opens Sacramento area
club, Wills-" Point!! description
of club and activites, 1947-1949.
Living in Sacramento and managing
Wi 1 ls : " Point, 1950-1955.
Begi nni ng of the Bi Hie Jac:k
Wills' Band. List of personnel.
Sunday night Mexican dances
at Wills' Point.
List of bands that played at Wills'
End of Side One
0:00 Wills' Point as an recreational
center: swi mmi ng pool, pi cni c:
grounds, and restaurant.
2:30 Radio shows, KFBK. Touring Oregon,
Wash i ngt.i on, and Northern Ca 1 i f orn i a.
Playing at McClellan Air Force Basel',
5:10 Recording contract with Bi11ie
Jac k Wills Band.
Billie Jack writes "Faded Love."
End of Moore ' s assoc 1 at i on with
the Wills' 1 brothers.
Channel 10 television show, Ranch
Moore is "Ranger Roy" for Channel
10 chi1dren show, 1955-1961 - Works
week--ends p 1 ayi ng musi c -
Mo-Mo Clubs Black musicians in
d own t own Sac:ramen t o ,, 1 950 ? s
Local country and western clubs,
1940's and 1950's.
Begins teaching career- Opens
Musi c Cent er1962 -
Working with Merle Haggard, 1970s
Impact of Bob Wills and his music
End of Interview